August 10, 2021 sees the release of Game Update (GU) 118: Toil and Trouble. There's quite a bit going on with this update, and I wanted to highlight several things of interest to crafters and decorators.
First will be several items that need no (or very little) additional comments. Then will come several items that will need more information and/or eye candy once the GU is live and the servers are back up.
This section is pretty self-explanatory:
Players are already running wild discovering All the Things, and I've been working over my lunch break to catch up.
"The loyalty merchants in Qeynos and Freeport have been updated. You will find that Noble Taig Rhul is selling several new items, Noble Tark Validus is selling a new appearance mount, and Noble Toowik Mclure has decided that he no longer wishes to sell outdated level 90 stat gear. Instead, appearance-only versions of his former gear offerings are now available, along with appearance-only crates of the level 85 heroic armor crates."
Zowie. That's a lot of appearance gear! If that's your thing, it looks like anything with "Unfailing" or "Velious" in the name is new in the sense that it is new to the appearance-only lineup on Toowik. Also, a "Halasian Bear Helm" has been added to him, so questers in Frostfang Sea no longer have to hold onto an incomplete quest in order to have your own bear head helm. (Sorry, this one won't talk like "Griz" from the Frostfang Sea timeline, but he still looks cool!)
The Loyalty Realtor merchant, Taig, is carrying several new items. There's An Indoor Pool (sorry, no swimming allowed!), and a large set of Book Dominoes that you can topple to your heart's content. Both the Tranquil Bonsai and Harmonious Bonsai, that used to only be available via claim are now available for purchase. Additionally three paintings from Deserts of Flame have been released: "The docks at sunset", "Eternity's tomb unveiled" and "The enclosure at Poet's Palace."
Last, but not least, The Loyalty Merchant NPC, Tark, carries a brand new appearance mount, the "Golden Cloud." Yes, those of you who have been asking for a cloud mount that can be used as a flying mount can now be floating through the skies on a lovely nimbus of gold! While Daybreak is moving away from having every mount be capable of converting into a house item version, this cloud most definitely can be converted.
|Halasian Bear Helm
|Eternity's tomb unveiled
||The docks at sunset
||The enclosure at Poet's Palace
|Golden Cloud (mount)
|An Indoor Pool|
"A lone crafter took a foray into dusty furniture vaults and found quite a few interesting items that had never been made available to Norrathian homeowners. Recipe books have been created for some of the more desirable items and have been released into the Marketplace. Check out the Forgotten Furniture scrolls in the in-game /marketplace for more information!"
|Forgotten Household Bundle||Forgotten Haunted Bundle
||Forgotten Outdoors/Crafter Bundle
The New section of the Marketplace has lots of other goodness in it, too. The other new items on top of the above-mentioned recipe books (Forgotten Furniture ones and the building sets from collector's editions) include two toques (chef hats, really), one plushie and two mounts. The Magical Palomino Plushie is of note because some decorators had been asking for a horse that had no saddle, and this is the first one available, to my knowledge.
||Magical Palomino Plushie
|Plaguemage's Flying Carpet
Six red tradeskill collections have been added to Luclin overland zones. In order to spot these collections, players will need to have completed the appropriate expansion's tradeskill signature line. (BoL and RoS)
You'll need to have completed the Piercing the Darkness line for the 3 BoL overland zones (Blinding, Aurelian Coast, Wracklands) and have completed the RoS tradeskill line for the 3 collections in RoS overland zones (Echo Caverns, Savage Weald, Shadeweaver's Thicket).
|Bowl of Stale Spices
Failed Omelets Collection
|Shadow Haven Square Rug
Non-Mysterious Objects Collection
Tegi Amulet Making Collection
|Vibrant Purple Crystal
|Unlit Shadeweaver Brazier
Lighting the Way Collection
|Pile of Fordel Scrolls
Failed Signals Collection